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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 - April 7, 1947) was an inventor, philanthropist and successful American businessman. He founded of the Ford Motor Company and is credited with contributing to the creation of a middle class in American society. He was one of the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the mass production of affordable automobiles. This achievement not only revolutionized industrial production in the United States and the rest of the world, but also had such tremendous influence over modern culture that many social theorists identify this phase of economic and social history as "Fordism."
[...] But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces.” Henry Ford, in October 1908, Before the birth of the Model T or Tin Lizzie The Model T was introduced on the market on 1 October 1908. It was very easy to drive and inexpensive to repair. It was so cheap in the 20s, a majority of U.S drivers learn to drive on. The Ford T met a huge unprecedented success in the automotive history; in fact, after the First World War, Ford T was presented on 1 americain sur 2 équipe près d'un ménage américain sur deux, parmi ceux qui possèdent une voiture. [...]
[...] This achievement not only revolutionized industrial production in the United States and the rest of the world, but also had such tremendous influence over modern culture that many social theorists identify this phase of economic and social history as "Fordism." Background and education of Henry Ford « People can have the Model T in any colour, so long as it's black.», Henry Ford Entrepeuneurship at an early age Ford was born on a prosperous farm in Springwells Township (now in the city of Dearborn, Michigan) owned by his parents, William and Mary Ford, immigrants from County Cork, Ireland. He was the eldest of six children. Henry enjoyed a childhood typical of the rural nineteenth century. As a child, Henry was passionate about mechanics, preferring to tinker in his father's shop over doing farm chores. This disagreement intensified when Mary Ford, his mother died in childbirth, an event Henry blamed on his father; their subsequent relationship alternated between conflict and truce. [...]
[...] Ford had a tool kit at home, which included a screwdriver, designed from a knitting needle and a pair of pincers, shaped from a watch spring. He loved to 'tinker' with things and was nicknamed the 'Grand Tinkerer.' Ford dropped out of school at the age of 15. He had a strong aptitude for mechanics and engineering. He was keenly interested in learning how different things worked. Ford was a gregarious, well-liked youth, but not overly studious. He was a hands-on learner, always tinkering. In 1879, when Ford was 16, he ran away from home. [...]
[...] Henry Ford was once a popular symbol of the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial, mass production, mass consumption economy. So this model of organization still exists in our economy for exemple in car facturing like Toyota. [...]
[...] This method helps not only increasing production but also the geographic expansion of the Model T as standard parts can easily be sent for repair. Mass Production In 1913, Ford introduced the assembly line in its factories, permitting production at less cost, gave a global dimension to the motorcar. In 18 months, the assembly time from passed from 12 h 28 to 1hr33 Production grew eight times faster. The company manufactured a new Ford car every ten seconds in 1914, annual production was 250,000 copies. [...]
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